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CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 10:00am EST
: cristina martin firvida, thank you so much. david john, thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 17, 2012, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate . the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. it's difficult to focus on the task at hand in the aftermath of a shooting rampage in my district yesterday. with at least 10,000 people in a shopping mall, a young man allegedly and some eyewitnesses with body armor and semi-automatic
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
going through that. john engler, he and i don't philosophically agree -- i'm being honest about john, but he comes from the other party but he is exactly right when he said that the only thing that debt ceiling is good for as a weapon is to destroy your credit rating. so i want to send a very clear message to people here, we aren't going to play that game next year. if congress in any way suggests that they are going to tie negotiations to debt ceiling votes and take us to the brink of default once again as part of a budget negotiation, which by the way, we have never done in our history until we did it last year, i will not play that game. because we have to break that habit before it starts. captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] >> you can see more of president obama's remarks tonight on c-span at 9:00 eastern. house speaker john boehner called on the white house to respond to the republicans' deficit proposal released earlier this week. at 8:00 eastern, more on the so-called fiscal cliff with chris van holle
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm EST
briefing this afternoon, there's been an update on the fissical cliff story. house speaker john boehner sent the president a new fiscal cliff counteroffer, we'll have more on that in a minute. and a change in the house plan, the house will come in at 6:30 eastern with one vote on what's called the journal, the record of the previous day's proceedings. members will not vote today as they had planned earlier on a motion to negotiate with the senate on the bill to set defense programs and policy for next year. and as the fiscal cliff negotiations continue we spoke earlier today with a capitol hill reporter. >> what was the purpose of speaker boehner's appearance to speak about the fiscal cliff? >> you saw each major congressional player give some sort of speech but i think anything happening of consequence is happening between speaker bayne around the president and it's happening in a closely guarded, off-camera, way, they're actually trying to negotiate a deal and the rule of washington is when a deal is being done, people don't talk about it. when a deal is collapse, you know bec
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm EST
1999 and lyndon johnson had one in 1969, but i believe john was able to achieve his because he changed the dates of the fiscal year -- he moved the fiscal year to october 1 to the 30 s and that enabled him to balance the budget. clinton did it legitimately, i think. but in other words, the keynesian idea was we run up a deficit when we have a swamp. we run up a large deficit when we have a slump and run up medium-sized deficits in times of prosperity. the u.s. government is spending about $3.6 trillion this year. federal spending has gone up at roughly twice the rate of economic growth. interest payments are temporarily manageable. but interest rates are at historic lows and likely to go up. our current situation is in no way comparable to that of the '40's when the national debt grew to an amount nearly equal to annual gdp. once the war ended, spending went down and the u.s. proceeded to grow at a greater than 4% annual rate for 20 years. that took care of the deficit or the debt with the problem. today, everything points in the other direction. interest rates are likely to go
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 9:00am EST
on eia.gov? guest: correct. host: john from redding, california. caller: eric public issues you might want to consider, and speak to this morning. -- there are a few issues you might want to consider and speak to this morning. we have to -- somewhere out there, corporate enterprise that established this price, that is the way it has to be because that is the way it is -- the people of the united states can decide what their price is going to be. it does not have to depend on some nebulous somebody, somewhere out there. host: mr. verrastro? guest: i am not sure it is a nebulous, unseen hand. in the oil market use globally, 90 million barrels a day. the total u.s. consumption is about 18 or 19. we're a significant part of the market. up until now, we have looked to imports to meet our consumption needs. we use -- 2005, we were 60% dependent. eia forecast shows that we will have more control from an energy security standpoint. but even countries like norway that our exporters, when something happens in nigeria or the middle east, their price goes up. when adam talks about it being
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
liking of the union. but always honest and upfront. john murphy, director of government affairs and policy works sums up the assurances we all have that leonard will continue to serve his state and nation. i'd like to thank congressman boswell not only for his support of me personally but also for his service to our country. as a soldier and statesman, there are few people who have given more of themselves to our nation. i wish him and dodi well as they move forward in their next adventure in life. i would ask them to take some time and get some rest. but i know that won't happen. that's not the boswell way. mr. speaker, at this point i'd like to recognize the gentleman from iowa, mr. loebsack. mr. loebsack: thank you, tom. my colleague, tom latham, from iowa. i'll start out by saying this is my sixth year here in congress. just finishing it up. and this is only the third time i've actually come to the floor during special orders to speak. that's how important it is for me to do this. the first time was when i was arguing for fwoing get the tanker deal when that was a big issue befo
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 10:00am EST
just a bit at the senate radio and tv gallery, we're expecting to hear from senator john mccain. who will hold a briefing on another topic, he'll be talking about syria. but there is a vote going on on the senate floor a vote on the russia trade bill, that's under way. it may postpone senator mccain's comments just a bit. you heard senator reid, leader reid, asked about the resignation of jim demint who announced he's resigning to take over the conservative think tank the heritage foundation. he'll resign effective january 1. he was first elected to the senate in 2004. the senate is in today. they're voting on the russia trade bill. they have a couple of judicial nominations as well, after that, the -- legislatively that ought to do it for the senate. we're staying live here in the senate radio and tv gallery, expecting senator john mccain to come out shortly for a briefing. later at about 1:30, we'll take you live to a conference looking a at the arab spring and nuclear proliferation and later at 4:30 here in washington, the lighting of the national christmas tree, that's coming up
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 10:00am EST
work that he's done. and to join with and established icon of judiciary prominence in john conyers, the two matched well in their excellence. and i thank the ranking member and the former chairperson for his work and service. there's great work being done by the judiciary committee, and i think it is enormously important that we are the holders and protectors of the constitution on behalf of not only our members but on behalf of the united states of america. it is not at this time, but i do want to acknowledge and hope this house will consent at the appropriate time to acknowledge one of our fallen of great prominence of this committee, someone who i sat in his office as a baby member of congress, the honorable jack brooks, who has passed. and i hope there will be an appropriate moment for us to honor him before we leave today. . i rise to be able to thank the sponsor of this legislation, attract my interest in it to correct something that probably was thought to be a good direction but was not and the limitation of coverage of the president and the president's children, the first
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 10:00am EST
? -- what do the republicans want to do? guest: they have more emphasis on spending cuts, in john boehner has come up with a $2 trillion planned over 10 years, and offered $800 billion in revenue he would like to get from tax reform, broadening the base, and removing some of the tax deductions without raising the income tax rates on higher income tax all -- taxpayers. president obama has not offered a specific plan for spending cuts. he has offered economic stimulus for job creation, but he has offered about $400 billion in medicare cuts as a starting point. president obama seems to be going to the mat on raising the top tax brackets for houses burning $250,000 or more, and this is what the republicans for political and historical reasons have had the most trouble. host: house republicans, according to "usa today," -- guest: the best indicator of that would be the budget passed by the house by paul ryan, and it includes budget category cuts lead in transportation, or social services for income security. it does not get to the specific program-level, but he is talking about a 26% cut in tr
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2012 1:00pm EST
people. >> thanks, john. we have reached a grave moment in the war that's raging in syria now for 20 months. and it's grave for the obvious fact that we believe that the assad government has weapononized chemical and biological agents and put them in a position where they can be used fairly rapidly. as you look back over the 20 months of this conflict, this follows a series of events, one leading to the other which people said could not happen. this began, remember, with peaceful demonstrations. and when assad was unable to control them or suppress, he began to fire on his own people and they began to defend themselves in a very unfair fight which everyone thought we should take sides on the side of freedom and give the freedom fighters the weapons with which they could fight. it happened much too late. and people said, at least he's not using his air force to attack his own people and then he began to attack his own people from the air. now more than 40,000 killed. so when we see the government of assad weaponize chemical and biological agents and put them in bombs, we know this is
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2012 1:00pm EST
events op the fiscal cliff with president obama and house speaker john boehner. the president said in remarks to the business round table today that he was aware of reports that republicans may be willing to agree to higher tax rates on the wealthy as a way to avert the looming fiscal cliff and then come back next year with more leverage to extract spending cuts from the white house in exchange for raising the government's borrowing limit. we'll also have house speaker john boehner's news conference today where he said it's time for the white house to respond to monday's republican proposal for avoiding the fiscal cliff. see the president and speaker boehner tonight at 9:00 eastern. elsewhere on the hill today the senate appropriations committee on homeland security held a hearing on fema's response to hurricane sandy. senators from new york, rhode island, connecticut and delaware testified before the committee on the challenges their constituents face in the aftermath of the storm and what's needed to move forward. >> good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us for this very imp
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm EST
call in now. this gentleman over here. >> thank you. thanks to the panel. john hannah from fdd. i think this may be addressed to rail though i'd be interested in what some of the folks from the more human race perspective might think about this. just in historical footnote. i don't know if he remembers the first u.s. official ever associated with this in 2007 oneida when i do discussion with european diplomats can ease sister spectrogram this is the decision and immediately showed up in the newspaper that weekend. he thought we were about to launch a bombing operation. i actually meant the position on whether it is going to deal seriously with iran over there is going to have to kick the can down the road for a variety of reasons. my question goes back to the tension between the nuclear deal and human rights. hypothetical, if we do reach a point where the rubber meets the road and for some combination of sanctions and iranians here and can learn from monday to come forward and were able to get some sort of credible deal. but the iranians than just that they've got to repeat someth
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm EST
tax cuts for the middle class. the president met with john boehner at the white house to discuss a deal to avoid the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that are set to kick in at the beginning of next year. we will have live coverage of the prison in michigan starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern. -- the president in michigan starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern. at 5:30 p.m. eastern, how u.s. debt, economic growth, and baby boomers retiring could lead to political and economic change. also, the u.s. senate meets today to continue debate on extending insurance on higher deposit announced. live coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. eastern on c-span2. the house gavels in a tomorrow. we will have live coverage tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. >> i think people still love discovery. they are ready to find the price -- find surprises. every month or every year i google about some show that people are talking about that you could never imagine choosing, because you could say, but "mike, i want you to choose certain foodo,' or channel networks." i don't think that if i had to be determined t
CSPAN
Dec 13, 2012 1:00pm EST
realize as i reflect what happened over the last few years i want to hit a few of names. john morris, i think whom you've met, tom, at one time. we started out together. i think back on of sandy carter. you're probably watching over there in our cube. sandy, thank you for your service and dedication to the people of iowa and the third district. and i could go on and on. back in iowa, there's jay buyers, sally bowser, grant woodard. frequently i would stand before a group and invite train to stand before you as a surrogate son from vietnam, was one of the refugees and what he went through to yet to become an american and have the american dream. very special. so the list is long. i will stop. i know you have travels to do. but those of you in the room, bruce, thank you for your atributes and, jim, it's good to see you again. jim nussle, it's great too sew you. tim, thank you for your remarks and the service we've had together and, tom, i wish you continued success and i know that you believe what's good for our state. we come from the soil, really, and that's probably a good thing. so wi
CSPAN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00pm EST
, john, and thanks to your colleagues. so you may have gotten cards. we're be bringing you into the conversation. so be thinking about what you're going to ask. so without further ado, we'll bring in bob woodward. mr. woodward. [applause] >> which is your chair? >> you get the daddy chair. >> thank you. >> so the price of politics, which has become a bestseller, as all your books do, looked at the last cliff, negotiations over the previous grand bargain that didn't quite get over the finish line. what does that teach us about the current cliff negotiations? >> well, it's groundhog day. the question is who's playing bill murray. and i mean, such a repetition. it's the same players at the same seats at the table with the same doctrines. so where this goes, i think anyone who thinks they know is wrong. some people say it's a fiscal cliff. some people say it's a slope. some say it's a bungee jump. some say it's a skateboard trip. it's going to go down and up and so forth. bottom line, i think, it's no way to govern. it is a giant mistake to have all of this in a pool of ambiguity. as i
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
how to balance a budget. but you don't do it by raising taxes. john f. kennedy, when he pushed through his economic plan that got things going in the 1960's, it was through tax cuts. go back and look at the quotes. some of the best quotes against growth in government, against tax increases, were made by john f. kennedy jr. when he pushed for a tax cut that ultimate was passed by president johnson. where do you get economic growth? look at those years in the 1960's when they cut taxes. a will the of jobs were created. in the 1980's when ronald reagan cut taxes, tremendous economic growth. one of the greatest times in history. ultimately, you look at the deficits in those periods it came because you had a congress that didn't control spending even with more money. you look at the bush tax cuts, that's what we're talking about here today. the expiration of the 2001 and 2003 tax rates. when those tax cuts were put in place in 2003, back after that happened, within three years, within three years of tax cuts, the federal government took in 40% more money. you wouldn't believe that if you li
CSPAN
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
speaker john boehner and the white house traded a second round of proposals yesterday on the budget cus that begin to take effect in january of 2013. this is nearly half an hour. >> good morning, everyone. i'm really proud to stand here today with the house republicans and my colleagues to tell a very important story and it's a story of hard working americans and their families. and let me tell you there's no story that is more powerful. the story of all americans, it's the story of moms an dads, husbands and wives, grandparents that work hard and sacrifice, so that they can leave a better america to their children and their grandchildren. and as the debate is looming over the fiscal cliff, we stand here to fight for those hard working americans and their families. because as the federal government grows larger and larger, the middle class is squeezed more and more. and as i -- i'm a mom. i have two kids. when my daughter was born two years ago, her share of the national debt was $45,000. and if the trend continues, by the time she's in high school that will have grown to $100,000.
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2012 12:35am EST
last minute. host: even if the white house and john boehner agree to a deal, congress may not pass it. guest: that is my biggest concern. it is possible the speaker and the president could reach a deal, there is a significant portion of the republican party that would rather go over the fiscal cliff and have a deal. host: this is a very important change. a lot of people say, 1995 and 1996, the speaker and president clinton were able to cut a deal addicted to their caucuses what will happen. this is a different deal. he could say, if you do not like the steel, it is not clear to me if john boehner wanted the cops as they would take him up on the offer. guest: the parties are much more partisan and split. the ideological differences between them are much greater. the speaker is a little weaker than gingrich was before. the world has changed completely since 1995. guest: i would point out all the focus is on the house. how are you going to get it through the senate? mitch mcconnell is in a tough position. harry reid, he has some people who loves his job. he would like to be along with
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2012 3:35pm EST
director of washington and st. john's church. >> let us about our heads in prayer. let us prey. gracious god who has blessed us with this good land for our heritage, we humbly pray that we may always prove ourselves to be a people mindful of your favre and glad to do your will. we pray that you will save us from violence and confusion, from pride, arrogant, and fear of each other. defend our liberties and fashioned into one united people of the multitude brought here from many nations and languages. those inthat you shower u our government that we may be a blessing to all of the nations of the world. in a time of prosperity, fill our hearts with think on this, and in days of trouble, let us not lose our trust in you. let this be a reminder that you are connected to us in relationship with us, standing with us at all times. all this we ask in your name, amen. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] >> the christmas trees were lit in washington, d.c., this week. a tradition that began with president calvin coolidge an
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